Help:Getting started

As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the sheer size and scope of this project named Wikipedia. Don't worry too much if you don't understand everything at first, as it is acceptable to use common sense as you go about ing. We encourage you to be bold in a fair and accurate manner, with a straightforward, just-the-facts style.

The contributing to Wikipedia page is an article that provides information, links, videos and other resources on the basics needed to Wikipedia. The five pillars is a popular summary of the most pertinent Wikipedia principles. The community portal is a central location to find collaborations, tasks, and news about Wikipedia. If you do get stuck, there are volunteers available to answer your questions, see asking for help for more information.

Note: The ability to create articles directly in mainspace is restricted to autoconfirmed users, though non-confirmed users and non-registered users can submit a proposed article through the Articles for Creation process, where it will be reviewed and considered for publication.

A video that articulates the diversity and enthusiasm of the Wikipedia Community by ors like you. (4:10 min)

Main tutorials and introductions

Topic specific introductions

Protocols and conventions

Editing with Wiki Markup

Editing with Visual Editor

Training for student assignments

These self-guided trainings help users involved with student assignments to learn the basics of Wikipedia.

Guides

Quick guides

Overviews

Books and videos

Specialised tutorials

Help resources and assistance

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